The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Thursday 1/14/10
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Ridge: You three have really got me, uh, on the ropes here.
Steffy: Dad, I'm sorry.
Taylor: Don't apologize, sweetheart. You've got a point. I un--I understand completely.
Steffy: But do you understand, Dad?
Ridge: Look, I just don't want you to feel your position here at Forrester is being compromised.
Brooke: Ridge, for heaven sakes. Hope has an internship. Steffy has a very high executive position. There's really no threat. And I'm sorry that you feel that way, Steffy.
Steffy: I'm not trying to be selfish. But here working together is the one place dad and I are completely in sync. It's our time. And since when did Hope have any interest in the business anyway?
Brooke: It's recent.
Taylor: Fueled by you, no doubt.
Brooke: She did come to me, and I couldn't very well say no any more than you could say no to Steffy. I just don't think my daughter should be deprived of some-- Hope. (Sighs) We were just talking about--
Hope: It's okay, Mom. I know what's going on here. Steffy's got issues with me working here, and dad's caught in the middle of it. That about sum it up?
Donna: Whatever it is, it cannot be that bad. Okay. (Sighs) Maybe I should shut the door for this. Maybe it can be that bad. Okay, this is about what Brooke and I did, right? I mean, you-- you still can't get past it.
Katie: No, no. It has nothing to do with that. I-I wished you hadn't done it, but I understand your reasons, and I have forgiven you. It's--it's over. No, my problem is with Steffy Forrester-- what she's done and what I think she's still doing.
Owen: Wow, you gotta be kidding me.
Jackie: Oh, isn't it the most bizarre thing you've ever heard?
Owen: I wonder if it's true?
Jackie: Well, the little birdie that told me swore it was.
Owen: Wow, that is wild.
Owen: So the Forresters create this-- this top secret line, and right before they're about to present it--
Jackie: Katie and Bill discover it is a colossal hoax.
Owen: Were Donna and Brooke involved?
Jackie: Oh, yeah, I'm sure. I mean, they're supporting their husbands. Eric and Ridge want that company back in their own hands desperately.
Owen: So what? What, they thought that if they create this bogus line they would be able to devalue the company enough to where they could buy it back?
Jackie: Yeah, I guess that was the plan.
Owen: (Chuckles) It's a pretty bad plan.
Jackie: (Chuckles) Extremely, since it didn't bloody work. But, oh, my God, the intrigue. Darling, it doesn't get more delicious than this.
Jackie: So when Katie caught on, she and "Dollar Bill"--
Owen: "Dollar Bill."
Jackie: (Laughs) They decided to squash the idea before it even saw the light of day.
Owen: Oh, man. God, thing's gotta be pretty tense over there at Forrester Creations right now.
Jackie: Oh, yeah.
Owen: I wonder how Steffy's holding up.
Jackie: Well, I'm sure her C.E.O. can't be too happy. And quite frankly, who could blame her? (Chuckles)
Donna: Unbelievable. The night before your wedding, and she pulls a stunt like that?
Katie: Yeah. She claims she was so upset by what she'd done, that she couldn't face Bill in his office.
Donna: Oh, right. But she could face him up in Big Bear and kiss him again.
Donna: My God. Tha--that's why you fired her.
Katie: And then Bill intervened.
Donna: And you hired her back?
Katie: Oh, she swore she'd never do anything like that again. But then I walk in here today, and she's making goo-goo eyes at my husband and stroking his cheek. I'm not a fool, Donna. I know exactly what a girl like Steffy Forrester is capable of.
Taylor: This has nothing at all to do with you personally, Hope.
Hope: No, I know. It doesn't stop me from wishing it weren't personal between you and my mom.
Brooke: We're just defending our daughters, honey.
Hope: Yeah, and putting dad in a really tough spot. Damned if you do. Damned if you don't, right? Look, I'm sorry if my being here is causing problems, especially for you, Steff. I mean, we're stepsisters. I was looking forward to seeing you in action. And I know that sounds like I'm sucking up, but it's just-- it's just that I really want this to work. And I think it can if we just try. I mean, who knows? Maybe one day we'll be the future of Forrester Creations. You and me, Thomas and R.J. all working together. Wouldn't that be sweet? Can you please just try and look at me as a person and not as--as a Logan or as Brooke’s daughter, and not as a threat? Because I'm not.
Hope: I should let you guys talk.
Steffy: Hope, you and me-- the future of Forrester Creations?
Hope: If you want to totally shut out the guys.
Steffy: Yeah, it would serve Thomas right for pestering me every day of my life.
Brooke: Does this mean--
Steffy: It means I owe it to my dad-- everything he taught me about the industry. It can be tough, but how many chances do you get to work with the most respected, talented designers in the industry?
Hope: So I can stay? You don't mind?
Taylor: Are you sure you're okay with this?
Steffy: Just promise me we won't lose what we share.
Ridge: Not a chance, sweetheart. I love you so much. Nothing is ever gonna compromise that.
Owen: Come on. They didn't really think they could keep this on the D.L., did they?
Owen: "Down low."
Jackie: Oh, "Q.T." (Chuckles)
Owen: Ooh, ooh. "Forrester's new ad campaign..."
Together: "Suspended indefinitely."
Owen: Ooh, ooh. Ooh, "Inside source reveals that the name of the new campaign is 'Dare.'"
Jackie: Dare. Told you my little birdie knows all.
Owen: Ooh, I wonder if your little birdie knows this.
Jackie: Oh, my God. The video for the Dare campaign. Someone leaked it.
Eric: Dare to be different.
Ridge: Dare to be original.
Eric: Don't just step out. Step way out on a limb, on the edge, on a dare. Dare to push the limits.
Rick: Safe is so yesterday.
Together: Dare to be extraordinary.
Steffy: Dare to be beautiful.
Owen: "Raw, explosive, fierce." They're not really the words that come to mind when you think about Forrester Creations, right?
Jackie: Mm, not really, when they've always prided themselves about being classy and elegant. (Scoffs)
Owen: Kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?
Jackie: Just how dreadful those designs really were.
Owen: And if Forrester missed their only chance to regain control of their company now that they've been busted.
Steffy: I wish I could get this company back for you.
Ridge: I know. So do I. But things are as they are right now. For the time being, Spencer owns us.
Steffy: And Katie’s not budging from that C.E.O. chair. Of course, if something were to change between her and her husband--
Ridge: In their marriage, you mean? I can't imagine what that would be.
Katie: Steffy told me I wouldn't regret keeping her on.
Donna: Sis, I have to ask, okay? Um, is it possible that-- look, I know that you love Bill. But is it possible that he has done something to encourage this?
Katie: Steffy came on to him.
Donna: I'm--I'm just saying--
Katie: I know what you're saying. You're saying that Bill isn't the man I think he is, that naive Katie has let herself be fooled again.
Donna: No. No, he would not be that cruel. Not--not to you anyway. Katie, I was at your wedding. I-I heard him pledge his love to you, and he was obviously completely sincere. But for him not to put a stop to this, you--
Katie: Apparently Steffy is very persistent.
Donna: Yes, but it still doesn't explain why she's doing this.
Katie: It's obvious. She hates me. She hates our family for taking over this company. She thinks that justifies her actions.
Donna: But not to you.
Katie: Business is one thing. My marriage is another. Bill convinced me to keep her on because he didn't want to rock the boat with Ridge. Well, after the fiasco with the Dare campaign, I'd say that boat is officially rocked. Steffy's behavior has been inappropriate, to say the least. And it's going to stop. I'm gonna put a stop to it.
Jackie: What is it, darling?
Owen: I'm just thinking about what you said about Katie feeling betrayed. I'm sure that Steffy was just trying to be loyal to her family.
Jackie: Yeah, and family means everything, doesn't it?
Owen: Well, it does to me. But I think you already know that.
Jackie: Still, a wife likes to be reminded just occasionally.
Owen: Just occasionally? With a big huge thing of flowers? A bouquet of flowers and, uh, some candy and maybe a nice bottle of champagne?
Jackie: I'll settle for a kiss.
Owen: Mm, that I can do.
Jackie: Maybe you should check in on Steffy. She could probably do with a friend right now, you know? Things are probably very tough for her on a lot of fronts.
Steffy: Okay, thank you.
Brooke: (Sighs) Hope wanted me to thank you again, and I want to thank you, too. I really think it's gonna be good for everybody, and even for the company.
Steffy: Oh, no, I'm not doing it for the company. Not as long as someone else is running things.
Brooke: If you mean Bill Spencer--
Taylor: I think she's speaking a little more broadly, Brooke.
Ridge: Okay, play nice, ladies. You were doing so well there for a moment.
Brooke: All I wanted to say to Steffy was I appreciate what she's doing, even though I don't really understand some of her behavior lately.
Taylor: Well, I don't know what it is that's so difficult for you to understand, Brooke. I mean, she's just expressing her feelings. She's saying the way she feels. She feels like this place is overrun with Logans, all right? It's Forrester Creations, and you work here and-- and now Donna, and of course now your sister Katie, who also, oddly enough, happens to be occupying the office that should be Ridge's.
Donna: I'm so sorry, sis.
Katie: Well, me, too, for backing Steffy in the first place.
Donna: No, no. You were being supportive and nurturing, as a C.E.O. should be.
Katie: I wanted to believe that we could all work together. I still do.
Donna: But now you're starting to wonder.
Katie: We have to try to move forward, and frankly, that would be a lot easier if Steffy didn't work here.
Donna: You really think she's after Bill?
Katie: I think that she is resentful and impulsive, and that's a dangerous combination, but I will deal with her. My marriage is too important.
Donna: Well, if only she wasn't Ridge's daughter.
Hope: Hey, guys. Am I interrupting?
Katie: Hey, wow.
Katie: Perfect timing. Come on in.
Donna: How are you?
Donna: It's good to see you.
Katie: We are so happy to have you on board.
Donna: So, uh, today's your first day.
Donna: Um, has everyone been welcoming?
Hope: Oh, yeah. Well, except for Steffy. She had some reservations, but it's all good now. We worked it out. At least, I think so. (Chuckles)
Katie: So you ready to jump right in?
Hope: Oh, yeah, just point me towards the mail room.
Katie: Actually, I had another idea. You know the Dare campaign?
Hope: Um, I know it didn't work out.
Katie: Which is why we need to come up with a new approach ASAP.
Hope: Okay. You want me to sit in on some brainstorming sessions, get a feel for how things work?
Katie: How about, just for kicks, you come up with an idea of your own.
Hope: Rea--really? But I just got here.
Katie: Well, Bill is very interested in going after the youth demographic, and since young people like yourself are our hope for the future--
Hope: "Hope for the future." The future of Forrester.
Hope: It's catchy.
Katie: Isn't it? Do you have any pictures of yourself that we could build a presentation around?
Hope: You want me to create an entire presentation?
Katie: Oh, don't worry. I'll--I'll help get you started. In fact, we can sit down right here and, uh, bounce a few ideas around right now.
Hope: Aunt Katie, you really think I can do this?
Katie: I know you can. In fact, I'm counting on it.
Brooke: Why does it always come down to this? (Sighs) The Logans being blamed for everything?
Taylor: Well, no, we haven't blamed you for global warming. No, we haven't done that yet.
Brooke: You did say that Katie stole Ridge's position as C.E.O.
Taylor: No, I didn’t. I did not say that, but I just find it very odd that you--you're not bothered by your husband not even being in the position that he should be in.
Brooke: You know, what bothers me is that some people conveniently forget that Katie didn't ask to be put in charge here.
Steffy: That we know of, anyway. But she was sleeping with the boss at the time. So how can we be sure she didn't parlay that into her current position at the top?
Steffy: And maybe that didn't happen. Given her sister is married to the guy who should have been C.E.O., the classy thing would have been for her to turn down the position. But, no, she took it for herself, claiming that she was doing it "for the family," like it was some big sacrifice on her part, when the truth really is that--
Brooke: It was a sacrifice. It still is. Katie continues to stand up for this family, even after we misled her with the Dare campaign.
Taylor: Which you obviously still feel guilty about, because you didn't say anything when this whole thing--
Brooke: I really didn't like deceiving Katie, no. Donna didn't either.
Brooke: Our sister deserves better.
Steffy: Oh, really? What about my dad? What does he deserve? If the plan had worked-- but it didn’t. And Katie’s getting more and more comfortable in that office that should be my dad’s.
Ridge: Steffy, sweetheart, this is not really helping here.
Steffy: Why? Because you think I'm being disrespectful to Brooke because I tell it like it is, when Katie’s been disrespectful to our entire family?
Brooke: (Sighs) All right, look, you did a good thing today by putting aside your concerns and giving my daughter a chance to work here. And I thank you for that, but I-I do have concerns about this growing rift between you and between my family and me, and, I mean, it's almost as if--
Taylor: It's almost as if what? What, Brooke? Are you trying to accuse my daughter of something now?
Brooke: No. No, I just wish she would understand that there aren't two sides here. There's just one side, and we're all on it. I mean, your mother, you, Ridge, Eric, Thorne, Donna, me. We all want one thing, and that's for this man to be in charge. And no, it's not gonna happen right away. And I know that's really frustrating. But Katie is not the enemy here. She has supported our family. She supported you. And she will continue to support you if you are loyal.
Donna: "Hope for the future." It's catchy. I like it.
Katie: I think our niece is a natural.
Donna: Only it was your idea.
Katie: Oh, no, it was Hope's concept.
Donna: Oh, that-- that's not the way I remem--
Katie: It was it Hope's idea, Donna, okay?
Donna: Okay. What about Steffy?
Katie: What about her?
Donna: Well, don't you think she'll have her own ideas about a new campaign?
Katie: Maybe, but whatever they are--
Donna: You're gonna go with Hope's instead.
Katie: (Sighs) You said yourself. It's a catchy idea. We need something new to combat Jackie M.'s eco-friendly Adam and Eve line. They beat us at "The Catwalk," remember?
Donna: Yes, but Hope's been here less than 24 hours.
Katie: Steffy had the opportunity to be spokesperson for this company, and she turned it down. Hope is everything we need. She's young. She's beautiful. She's everything our customers want. Look, I only asked her for a few pictures to put together a presentation. Let's see what she comes up with.
Donna: Okay, you know how Steffy’s gonna react to this. She's already not thrilled that--that Hope is here.
Katie: Hope has every right to be at Forrester, as much as Steffy does. And I have every right to make the decisions that I need to make as C.E.O. It is my prerogative to move this company forward, and if Steffy has a problem with that--
Donna: You know she will.
Katie: Well, I can't help it. Actions have consequences. You start playing games with another woman's husband-- I love this man, Donna. I love him more than I ever thought I could love anyone. And Steffy doesn't respect that. I want her gone. I want her out of this company and out of my life.
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